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November 23, 2007

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Nicola Rainsley

I agree with you about this play.
I found it very difficult to care about any of the characters, and the repeated motions of the make up and dancing seemed far too clever for its own good, smug even, like KM was sort of saying 'look, no one else is doing this so its wonderful'. But no, actually, it looks to be far over the top.
I was at the very back of the auditorium, and couldnt hear a word.
And also, the nudity I thought was very strange- because if this woman was mad and knowing she's about to die, she would surely not insult herself by stripping, would she? In any case, far from having a meaningful statement placed on the audience, all it did was make the boys sitting infront of me giggle.
This was the only time I've wanted to walk out of a theatre!

Hamish McTavish

You are absolutely right about KM's idea of the relationship between actors and audience. In a KM rehearsal room, what is called "audience-thinking" is banned. One speaks only of "the people who will be in the room" or "the people with whom we will be sharing the work". This remark is not judgmental. KM is sensationally serious about her work. She is also a very bright, fun, and mischievous person to be around.

Andrew (a West End Whinger)

Yes, yes, yes. But how long is it?

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